Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Telling Stories' Events 聯系你我和的故事:當代藝術展及系列活動



Telling Stories  — a visual art exhibition

Telling Stories is presented by the Chinese Cultural Centre and partially funded by the City of Vancouver. 

07 November – 19 December 2015
On-Tak Cheung Exhibition Hall, Chinese Cultural Centre Museum
555 Columbia Street (at Keefer), Vancouver
11 AM - 5 PM (Tuesday - Sunday)

Exhibition Concept
Nine Vancouver visual artists* of BestB4 Collective bring their new project Telling Stories: a visual art exhibition to the Chinese Cultural Centre, opening November 7. In collaboration with six other artists and community members, the gallery is transformed into a meeting place where photography, painting, ceramics, fibre and video installations tell and evoke stories.

Storytelling is a timeless medium for teaching, entertaining, comforting and connecting. These stories require time to relate, absorb and reflect upon, as do personal tales and critical opinion, and in contemporary visual culture, stories are compressed into instantaneous imagery. Hence, Telling Stories events will invite dialogue about these essential contemporary questions between the artists, the Chinese Community and other cultural groups. 

*Alison Keenan, Phyllis Schwartz, Jim Friesen, Daphne Harwood, Sophi Liang, Colette Lisoway, Edward Peck, Debra Sloan, June Yun

【聯系你和我的故事:當代藝術展及系列活動】

2015年11月7日星期六下午二時至四時,大溫哥華中華文化中心將在中華文化中心文物館張安德展廳舉辦視覺藝術展【聯繫你和我的故事】開幕禮。本次展覽和系列社區藝術活動得到溫哥華市政府和卑詩省政府的資助。

溫哥華藝術家梁蘇菲,雲媛,艾莉森·基南, 愛德華·佩克,菲利斯·施瓦茨,吉米·弗里森,達芬妮·哈伍德,柯麗特·利索維,和黛波拉·斯蘭安把一個集攝影、繪畫、陶瓷、印刷、布藝和裝置于一體的展覽呈獻給觀眾,并講述唐人街和溫哥華的自然和人文故事、探討移民文化傳承的問題以及講述藝術家自己的故事。

觀眾可以參與一系列的免費社區藝術活動,包括藝術家講座和圖書發佈會(11月29日星期天下午二時),講故事茶話會(11月21日星期六下午二時),版畫工作坊(11月22日星期天下午二時),中國書法工作坊(12月5日星期六下午二時)和藝術家座談(12月6日星期天下午二時)。

開幕禮:2015年11月7日(星期六)下午二時(免費活動)
展覽日期:2015年11月7日至12月19日,周二至周日上午11時至下午5時開放。周一及節假日休息。
地址:大溫哥華中華文化中心文物館,溫哥華哥倫比亞街555號

查詢:604.658.8880  http://www.cccvan.com

Community Events (Free and open to public)
社區藝術活動(免費開放。座位有限,預訂優先。聯繫電話:604.658.8880)

Exhibition Opening (English, Mandarin)
Saturday, November 7  2:00pm
展覽開幕禮:2015年11月7日(星期六)下午二時

Open House (during Eastside Culture Crawl)
Saturday, November 21 12-4pm
Sunday, November 22  12-4pm
溫市東區藝術工作室及畫廊開放日:
2015年11月21日(星期六)和22日(星期天)下午12時至4時



Tea Tasting and Story Telling (English)
Saturday, November 21  2:00pm          
講故事茶話會、品茶活動(英語)
2015年11月21日(星期六)下午二時
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Printmaking workshop (English)
Sunday November 22  2:00pm          
印刷藝術工作坊(英語)
2015年11月22日下午二時
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Artist Tour/Book Launch (English)
Sunday, November 29  2:00pm
藝術家講座及畫冊發佈會(英語)
2015年11月29日下午二時
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Chinese Calligraphy workshop (English, Mandarin)
Saturday, December 5  2:00pm
中國書法工作坊(英語、漢語普通話)
2015年12月5日(星期六)下午二時
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Salon: artist practices, art residencies and creative process (English)
Sunday, December 6  2:00pm
藝術家沙龍座談(英語)
2015年12月6日(星期天)下午二時
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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Telling Stories: The Connection between Us - A Visual Art Exhibition and Community Art Project

Telling Stories: a visual art exhibition, a new exhibition presented by the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver in collaboration BestB4 Collective’s, opens at the On-Tak Cheung Gallery at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum on Saturday, 07 November, 2015 from 2 – 4pm.  

Vancouver visual artists Alison Keenan, Edward Peck, Phyllis Schwartz of BestB4 Collective bring their new project Telling Stories: a visual art exhibition to the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, opening November 7. In collaboration with six other artists and community members, the gallery is transformed into a meeting place where photography, painting, ceramics, fibre and installations tell and evoke stories.

Edward Peck: Looking Outward
A series of community events are planned that include an Artist Tour and Exhibition Catalogue launch (29 November), Tea and Talk Party (21 November), Printmaking Workshop (22 November), Calligraphy Workshop (05 December) and Artist Salon (06 December).

Storytelling is a timeless medium for teaching, entertaining, comforting and connecting. These stories require time to relate, absorb and reflect upon, as do personal tales and critical opinion, and in contemporary visual culture, stories are compressed into instantaneous imagery. Hence,Telling Stories invites dialogue about essential contemporary questions between the artists, the Chinese community and other cultural groups.




















Phyllis Schwartz, Evidence


Alison Keenan: Avian Fables 3


Alison Keenan’s Avian Fables,a series of painting, explore stories in the surreal bodies of land and water, aided by avian guides, the harbingers of seasonal and environmental change. Phyllis Schwartz uses photography to tell a story about environmental devastation and community adaptation in her Salton Sea Series, I Cannot Look Away. Edward Peck’s On the Wallseries frames the complex on-going story telling found in Berlin graffiti.

Daphne Harwood: My Map of Imagination Market 
Daphne Harwood’s quilt series nuances the clash of urban erasure using panelled images as a means of comprehending the transformation caused by an uncontrollable process. In a similar way, Happy to Meet You, Colette Lisoway’s textured, iconic screen print pannels illustrate cross-cultural connections, which lead to inevitable cultural integration. The forces of cultural adaptation present conflicting values arising as a result. Sophi Liang’s installation, Where Does This Ladder Lead Us, manipulates Chinese symbols to make visual cultural deconstruction and asks challenging questions about the contemporary significance of the arts for the Chinese scholar: music, chess, calligraphy and painting.
Sophi Liang: Where Does the Ladder Lead?
Debra Sloan’s sculptures are filled with tension: edgy characters seen as naughty and mischievous. June Yun’s paintings compel a second look at a seemingly iconic landscape only to reveal a nuclear winter in China’s polluted landscape. The impending storm depicted in Jim Friesen’s photography reads as a metaphor of oncoming disaster or the release of tension, implying the cyclical nature storytelling.
Jim Friesen: Iona Island Confession
June Yun: Mountains and Water
Colette Lissoway: Happy to Meet You
Reading the imagery in Telling Stories: a Visual Arts Exhibitioninvites dialogue about essential contemporary questions. Taken together, the visual stories told by artists in BestB4 Collective invite viewers to become active spectators and interpreters. In this way, the viewer is a community member in conversation about universals that transcend text and context, geography and culture. The emerging story in this ongoing process of collaboration ultimately consolidates this visual chaos.




Telling Stories is presented by the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver and partially funded by the City of Vancouver and the Province of British Columbia.

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